West of the lofts and rehabbed townhouses of Chicago's trendy Wicker Park neighborhood lies Humboldt Park, the country's second largest Puerto Rican community. Division + Western explores the connections between gentrification, colonialism, and cultural resistance in the Humboldt Park community. It illuminates the day-to-day fight against gentrification, and explores how the neighborhood’s cultural identity became a resource against displacement.
Director, Camera, Editor, Music: Rachel Rinaldo
Additional Camera and Editing: Robert Wyrod